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Every Environmental Sciences student is required to take one 3- or 4-unit upper division course in the chosen area of concentration: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Social Sciences.

Additionally, students are required to complete at least 30 upper division units in the major.  All upper division courses taken to fulfill the Environmental Sciences requirements (ES 100, ERG 102, the Human Environment Interactions class, course in chosen area of concentration, etc.) will count toward this 30-unit minimum.  If the upper division Environmental Sciences courses a student takes do not total 30 units, students must fulfill the minimum 30-unit requirement by taking additional courses from the major electives list below.

Please use the links below to find courses by department, and to look for elective courses that fall under a particular area of concentration.

B = Biological Sciences P = Physical Sciences S = Social Sciences

Architecture Engineering Mathematics
Chemical Engineering Environmental Economics and Policy Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry Environmental sciences Molecular and Cell Biology
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental lScience Policy and Management Nutritional Sciences
Demography Geography Plant Biology
Earth and Planetary Science History Psychology
Economics Integrative Biology Public Health
Energy and Resources Group Landscape Architecture Sociology

Architecture [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
    P 140 Intro. to Energy and Environmental Management/4  
    P 149 Seminar on the Physical Environment in Buildings/variable units  

Chemical Engineering [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
    P 140 Intro. to Chemical Process Analysis/4  
    P 141 Chem. Engineering Thermodynamics/3  
    P 142 Chem. Kinetics and Reaction Engineering/3  
    P 150A Transport Processes/4  
    P 150B Transport Separation Processes/4  

Chemistry [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B   P 103 Inorganic Chemistry in Living Systems/3  
    P 104A Advanced Inorganic Chemistry/3  
    P 104B Advanced Inorganic Chemistry/3  
    P 105 Instrumental Methods in Analytic Chemistry/4  
B   P 112A Organic Chemistry/5  
B   P 112B Organic Chemistry/5  
B     115 Organic Chemistry--Advanced Laboratory Methods/5  
    P 120A Physical Chemistry/3  
    P 120B Physical Chemistry/3  
    P 125 Physical Chemistry Lab/3  
    P 130A Biophysical Chemistry/3  
    P 130B Biophysical Chemistry/3  
    P C182 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics/3 EPS C182

Civil and Environmental Engineering [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
    P 100 Elementary Fluid Mechanics/4  
B   P 101 Fluid Mechanics of Rivers, Streams, and Wetlands/3  
    P 103 Introduction to Hydrology/3  
B S P 107 Climate Change Mitigation/3  
    P 108 Air Pollutant Emissions and Control/3  
    P 109 Indoor Air Quality/3  
B   P 110 Water Pollution Control and Treatment/3  
    P 111 Environmental Engineering/3  
B   P 113 Lakes and Reservoirs: Ecology and Management/3  
B     114 Environmental Microbiology/3  
    P 115/L Water Chemistry/3,1  
    P C116 Environmental Aqueous Geochemistry/3 ESPM C128
    P 117/L Environmental Organic Chemistry/2,1  
    P 171 Intro. to Geological Engineering/3  
    P 173 Groundwater and Seepage/3  

Demography [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
  S   C126 Population Issues/4 Soc. C126
  S   C175 Ecomonic Demography/3 Econ.C175

Earth and Planetary Science (EPS) [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B   P C100 Communicating Ocean Science/2 IB C100
    P 100A Minerals: Their Constitution and Origin/4  
    P 100B Genesis and Interpretation of Rocks/4  
    P 101 Field Geology and Digital Mapping/4  
    P 105 Hydrogeology/3  
    P 106AC Crossroads of Earth Resources and Society/4 L&S 170AC
    P 117 Geomorphology/4  
    P 119 Geologic Field Studies/2  
B S P C120 Analysis of Environmental Data/4 ERG C130
B     C129 Biometeorology/3 ESPM C129
    P 131 Geochemistry/4  
    P C141 Paleoclimatology/4 Geography C141
    P C146 Geological Oceanography/4 Geography C145
    P C180 Atmospheric Chemistry/3 ESPM C180
    P C181 Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics/3 Geography C139
    P C182 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics/3 Chemistry C182
B   P 185 Marine Geobiology/2  

Economics [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
  S   C102 Natural Resource Economics/4 EEP C102
  S   C125 Environmental Economics/4 Econ C101
  S   C171 Economic Development/4 EEP C151
  S   C175 Economic Demography/3 Demog. C175

Energy and Resources Group (ERG) [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
  S P 100 Energy and Society/4  
B S P 102 Quantitative Aspects of Global Environmental Problems/4  
    P 120 Renewable Resources for Electric Generation/3  
B S P C130 Analysis of Environmental Data/4 EPS C120
  S P 151 Politics of Energy and Environmental Policy/4  
  S   166 Science for the Public/3  
  S   170 Environmental Classics/3  
  S   C180 Ecological Economics in Historical Context/3 EEP C180

Engineering [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
    P 115 Engineering Thermodynamics/4  
  S   124 Ethics and the Impact of Technology on Society/3  

Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP) [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
  S   100 Microeconomic Theory w/ Application to Natural Resources/4  
  S   C101 Environmental Economics/4 EEP C125
  S   C102 Natural Resource Economics/4 Econ. C102
B S   C115 Modeling and Management of Biological Resources/4 ESPM C104
  S   131 Globalization and the Natural Environment/3  
  S   141 Agricultural and Environmental Policy/4  
  S   C151 Economic Development/4 Econ C171
  S   153 Population, Environment, and Development/3  
  S   161 Advanced Topics in Environmental & Resource Economics/4  
  S   162 Economics of Water Resources/3  

Environmental Sciences [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B S P 125 Environments of the SF Bay Area/3  

Environmental Science Policy and Management (ESPM) [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B S   100 Environmental Problem Solving/4  
B     101A Sierra Nevada Ecology/4  
B     102A Terrestrial Resource Ecology/4  
B   P 102B/L Natural Resource Sampling/2,2  
  S   102C Resource Management/4  
  S   102D Resource and Environmental Policy/4  
B     C103 Principles of Conservation Biology/4 IB C156
B S   C104 Modeling and Management of Biological Resources/4 EEP C115
B     105A Conservation Biology/4  
B     106 American Wildlife: Identification and Conservation/3  
B     C107 Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands/13 IB C158
B     108A Trees: Taxonomy, Growth, and Structures/3  
B     109 Range Plants/3  
B     110 Primate Ecology/4  
B     111 Ecosystem Ecology/3  
B     112 Microbial Ecology/3  
B     113 Insect Ecology/2  
B     114 Wildlife Ecology/3  
B     115B Biology of Aquatic Insects/3  
B     116A Forest Ecology/4  
B     116B Range Ecology, Improvements, and Management/3  
B     116C Tropical Forest Ecology/3  
B S   117 Urban Garden Ecosystems/4  
B     118 Agricultural Ecology/3  
B     119 Chemical Ecology/2  
B   P 120 Soil Characteristics/3  
B   P 121 Development and Classification of Soils/3  
    P 122 Field Study of Soil Development/1  
B     124 The Soil as a Medium for Plant Growth/3  
    P 125 Soil Physics/4  
    P 126 Environmental Soil Chemistry/3  
    P 127 Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis: Below Ground Processes/4  
    P C128 Environmental Aqueous Geochemistry/3 Civ. Eng. C116
B     C129 Biometeorology/3 EPS C129
    P C130 Water in Terrestrial Environment/3 Geography C136
B   P 131 Soil Microbiology/2  
B     134 Fire, Insects, and Diseases in Forest Ecosystems/3  
B     135 Biological Control of Pests/3  
B     C138 Introduction to Comparative Virology/4 MCB C114, Plant Bio C114
B     140 General Entomolgy/4  
B     144 Insect Physiology/3  
B     145 Arthropod-Borne Zoonotic Diseases/2  
B     146/L Medical and Veterinary Entomology/3,1  
B     147 Field Entomology/1  
B   P C148 Pesticide Chemistry and Toxicology/3 NST C114
B     C149/L Molecular Ecology/2,2 IB C149/L
  S   155 Sociology of Natural Resources/4  
  S   160AC American Environmental and Cultural History/4 History C120
  S   161 Environmental Philosophy and Ethics/3  
B S   162 Bioethics/3  
  S   163AC Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Equity, and the Environment/3 Sociology 128AC
  S   165 International Rural Development Policy/4  
  S   166 Natural Resource Policy and Indigenous Peoples/4  
  S   167 Environmental Health and Development/3  
  S   168 Political Ecology/4  
  S   169 International Environmental Politics/4  
B   P 172 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing/3  
    P C180 Atmospheric Chemistry/3 EPS C180
B   P 181A Fire Science and Mgmt in the Urban-Wildland Interface/3  
  S   181B Understanding Urban-Wildland Interface Fires/3  
  S   183 Forest Planning and Management/4  
B     184 Agroforestry Systems/3  
B     185 Multiple Resource Silviculture/4  
B     186 Management of Grassland and Woodlands/4  
B     187 Wildlife Conservation/3  
B     188 Case Histories in Wildlife Management/2  

Geography [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
  S   130 Natural Resources and Population/4  
B S P 134 Natural Hazards and Problems/4  
    P C136 Water in Terrestrial Environment/3 ESPM C130
    P C139 Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics/3 EPS C181
    P 140A Physical Landscapes: Process and Form/4  
    P 140B Physiography and Geomorphologic Extremes  
    P C141 Paleoclimatology/4 EPS C141
    P 142 Climate Dynamics/4  
    P 143 Global Change and Biogeochemistry/4  
    P 144 Principles of Meteorology/4  
    P C145 Geological Oceanography/4 EPS C146
B     148 Biogeography/4  
    P 180 Field Methods for Physical Geography/5  
    P 183 Cartographic Representation/4  
    P 184 Topographic Map Analysis/4  
B S P C188 Geographic Information Systems/4 Land Arch C188

History [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
  S   120AC American Envir. and Cultural History/4 ESPM 160AC

Integrative Biology [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B   P C100 Communicating Ocean Science/2 EPS C100
B     C101/L Diversity of Plants and Fungi/2,2 Plant Bio C102/L
B     102/L Intro. to California Plant Life/2,2  
B     103/L Invertebrate Zoology/3,2  
B     104/L Natural History of the Vertebrates/3,2  
B     106 Biological Oceanography/3  
B   P 106A Physical and Chemical Environment of the Ocean/4  
B     106L Laboratory in Biological Oceanography/2  
B S   117/L Medical Ethnobotany/2,2  
B     C144 Animal Behavior/4 Psych. C115B
B     146 Behavioral Ecology/3  
B     C149/L Molecular Ecology/2,2 ESPM C149
B     151/L Plant Physiological Ecology/3,1  
B     152 Marine Pollution/4  
B     153 Population and Community Ecology/3  
B     153L Lab. in Population and Community Ecology/3  
B     154/L Plant Population and Community Ecology/3,2  
B     C156 Principles of Conservation Bio./4 ESPM C103
B     157L Ecosystems of California/4  
B     C158 Bio. and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands/13 ESPM C107
B     162 Ecological Genetics/4  
B     C163 Survey of General Genetics/4 MCB C142
B     168/L Systematics of Vascular Plants/2,2  
B     173/L Mammalogy/2,3  
B     174/L Ornithology/2,2  
B     175/L Herpetology/2,2  

Landscape Architecture [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B S   110 Ecological Analysis/4  
    P 120 Topographic Form and Design Technology/2  
B S P C188 Geographic Information Systems/4 Geog C188

Letters & Science [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
    P 170AC Crossroads of Earth Resources and Society/4 EPS 106AC

Mathematics
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
    P 121A Mathematical Tools for Physical Sciences/4  
    P 121B Mathematical Tools for Physical Sciences/4  

Mechanical Engineering [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
    P 106 Fluid Mechanics/3  

Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B     102 Survey of the Principles of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/4  
B     C112/L General Microbiology/4,2 Plant Bio C112 /L
B     C114 Introduction to Comparative Virology/4 ESPM C138, Plant Bio C114
B     C116 Microbial Diversity/3 PB C116
B     C142 Survey of General Genetics/4 IB C163

Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology (NST) [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B     110 Food Toxicology/3  
B     113 Food Microbiology/2  
B     C119 Toxicology/3 Public Health C170B

Plant Biology [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B     C102/L Diversity of Plants and Fungi/2,2 IB C101/L
B     110/L Biology of Fungi/2,2  
B     C112/L General Microbiology/4,2 MCB C112/L
B     C114 Intro to Comparative Virology/4 ESPM C138, MCB C114
B     C116 Microbial Diversity/3 MCB C116
B     120/L Biology of Algae/2,2  
B     180 Environmental Plant Biology/2  

Psychology [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B     C115B Animal Behavior/4 IB C144

Public Health [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
B S   140 Intro. to Risk and Demographic Statistics/4  
B     150A Intro. to Epidemiology/3  
B     150B Intro. to Environmental Health Sciences /3  
B     162A/L Public Health Microbiology/3,1  
B     C170B Toxicology/3 NSTX C119
    P 171 Environmental Engineering: Air Pollution/3  

Sociology [Return to Top]
Bio Soc Phys Course Course Name Cross Listed
  S   C126 Population Issues/4 Demog C126
  S   128AC Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Equity, and the Environment/3 ESPM 163AC

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Modification Date: 10/02/2006